Instead of wasting time on tiresome culture wars, Texas’s political leaders ought to be thinking big. They could start by saving Houston from disaster.
Can a batch of new books, a documentary, and Donald Trump’s calamitous administration resuscitate the legacy of our 43rd president—and his illustrious family?
There's still a lot we don't know about the spread of COVID-19 on college campuses.
As COVID-19 spreads, some Hispanic San Antonians are relying on sage, psychics, and prayer.
In the spring, racial-justice activism flourished on the affluent campus. Now, as the fall semester kicks off, Black students and alumni are hoping to see change.
Facing down a potential Democrat-controlled Texas House, the governor has made a hard push to reframe the November election on his terms.
In this exclusive excerpt from the forthcoming ‘The Man Who Ran Washington,’ two veteran political correspondents recount how the future Reagan and Bush cabinet member's family legacy, a personal tragedy, and a friendship forged on the Houston Country Club’s tennis courts put a restless middle-aged lawyer on the path to power.
Both parties’ conventions sidelined politicians from the nation’s second biggest state. They might have had good reason.
Siena, Italy, crams 30,000 people into the amount of space occupied by a five-stack interchange in the Bayou City.
The Harris County judge has frequently pushed for bolder pandemic policy than Houston’s mayor, adopting a new style of politics her critics say Texans aren’t ready for.
This election will be highly unusual. Here’s what you need to know before voting.
A jobless Texan on life without the $600 federal unemployment payments.
The former city manager talks about a dead rat in a gift basket, a poop sandwich, and her timely new memoir, ‘Greedy Bastards.’
The East Texas Republican tested positive for the coronavirus after refusing to wear a mask—which almost made us forget about his supporters allegedly beating up his opponent’s campaign manager.
The death rate from COVID-19 in deep South Texas is more than twice the state average.
New polling indicates that the governor’s office is lagging behind mainstream opinion of the coronavirus pandemic.
While demonstrators marched in cities and towns across the country, a police union rep, an activist, a legislator, and an attorney sat down to discuss how to break the deadlock and bring about better policing.
When Texas Republicans gather for their biennial convention, it's usually an impressive show of force. This time, it was an embarrassment.
The COVID-19 crisis is the predictable result of the governor muddling through things.
An APD tweet went viral after internet sleuths theorized that the cards were a police stunt. We got ahold of documents to find the truth.
MJ Hegar defeated Royce West in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate, Troy Nehls crushes Kathaleen Wall in Fort Bend County, and other key results.
After running second in the Democratic primary to a progressive challenger, Moore argues that her critics haven’t done their homework.
Access to mail-in ballots has been restricted by the courts, but Texans might be able to vote from their car.
Jim McCloskey, the godfather of the innocence movement, changed the way we think about crime and punishment.
A sleepy Democratic primary runoff against challenger Sara Stapleton-Barrera heated up last week when a mailer, using a nickname for the incumbent, incited numerous political allies to rally behind him.
Republican primary runoff candidate Renee Swann has circled around her opponent’s implication in the Ukraine scandal, perhaps worried that any attacks might not play well in a bright red district.
Originally scheduled for May and pushed back because of the coronavirus pandemic, the elections feature a few key races, some scandal-ridden candidates, and many old friends.
Facing a runoff to become the GOP candidate for a congressional district south of Houston, Wall is putting her personal wealth—but not much shoe leather—into her campaign.
Recent attempts to abolish the holiday have failed. But things might be different when lawmakers return to Austin in January.
Some politicians fully embrace the conspiracy theory while others say they’re embracing it just to get attention.
The race to choose a Democratic challenger to John Cornyn has been overshadowed by other news, but it finds the Texas Democratic Party bitterly divided.
Days after he attended his county party convention, Bill Baker was hospitalized with COVID-19. In three weeks, more than 7,000 Republicans will descend on Houston.
After initially deferring to city and county leaders on COVID-19 response, Governor Abbott has renewed his battle with local government.
The removal of the statue is part of a larger reappraisal of the role of the Rangers in Texas history.
It’s an unusual and risky campaign strategy: Jackson is trying to appeal primarily to Trump, in the hopes that the voters will follow.
After a lifetime of wanting to taking the oath, the moment finally came in a quick, socially distanced ceremony in San Antonio.
A month and a half after telling local officials they couldn't mandate masks, the Texas governor congratulated a local official on realizing that, actually, they could.
Unless the courts rule decisively, Texas voters could face a terrible choice: risk their health at the polls, or risk prosecution by using a mail-in ballot.
It's March 2021 and Democrats are in power again, the state budget is a bloodbath, and the coronavirus stalks the Capitol.
No, Medicaid expansion isn’t a perfect solution. But it’s the best way to ensure more workers can return to their jobs.
As new coronavirus cases and hospitalizations reach their highest levels yet, the state is relying less on restrictions and more on individual decisions.
After GOP leaders in 12 counties posted racist responses to the George Floyd protests, top Republicans declared war on bigotry in their party. It’s not going to be easy.
The UT professor sees echoes of the past—and hope for the future—in the demonstrations rocking the nation.
All of the trend lines in Texas are going the wrong way.
At 16, Ayala was just beginning to learn about social movements when police shot him in the head with a ”less-lethal” weapon.
A little girl responds to unspeakable loss, the governor de-escalates, black trail-riders take Discovery Green, Ted Cruz’s craven response to military force, and a guy with a sword in Deep Ellum.
Despite opposition from the local police union, the city passed Texas's most expansive ‘cite-and-release’ policy.
A month ago Philip Archibald was a frustrated small business owner locked inside his Dallas home. Now he commands a heavily armed network of anti-lockdown vigilantes, some with extremist leanings.
The disparity is even more stark when you consider that Wyoming is just one of 35 states with a smaller population than the Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex alone.
Laredo cardiologist Ricardo Cigarroa is on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, making house calls and “dealing hard doses of truth.”